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    Re: Which dance trainers?

    Quote Originally Posted by meghann View Post
    This venue did used to have a concession stand from a local dance shoes vendor every couple of months, though, so advertising may be at the root of this
    Good idea for Ceroc perhaps? Franck?

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    Just an update I got some sansha salsettes and wore them for the first time last night. They are great Really comfy and found spinning in them easy. Thanks for all the help/ suggestions.

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    I feel more reassured now that my Bloch sneakers aren't destroying my feet. I have high arches and tend to pronate when I'm getting tired. I have orthotics (out-of-the-box, not moulded to my feet) for my everyday trainers
    A while back, I suffered from severe Plantar Fasciitis, which I found out later was caused by wearing the 'wrong' trainers.

    Like you, I have a high arch and therefore, I need to have some sort of a heel.

    I had to have prescription orthotics made to go into all my trainers, which look like they'd be horrendously uncomfortable but they work! I also had to have Cortisone injections to cure it but thats another story

    Blocks would be a nightmare for me.. plus I agree with Rocky, they make people look like they've got their shoes on the wrong feet! AND most people who dance with them, do that horrible limping bounce
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    I'd love to know how many dancers have had to have prescription orthotics - there seem to be quite a few of us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twirly View Post
    I'd love to know how many dancers have had to have prescription orthotics - there seem to be quite a few of us!
    yup ........ me too

    Like Lory I got the dreaded Plantar Fasciitis - it was sooooooooooo painful, but I was one of the lucky ones as the severe pain only lasted 6 months.

    I believe Hev Mate's pain lasted a couple of years, she gave me some really good tips to help me through it.


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    Does anyone's ever come back? Mine is in remission at the moment, but I still have problems with tight calf muscles, and it reappears every so often, though not as severely these days as I know what to about it (you passed some of those useful tips onto me at Camber I remember )

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    In that case, can anyone direct me to a podiatrist (or physiotherapist, I guess) who has specialist knowledge about dance injuries and their prevention, and isn't going to be biased towards particular brands? It really is difficult to predict overuse injuries before they occur and as much as I appreciate the advice here, I feel there is little I can do about it without either 1. stopping dancing or 2. seeing a professional.

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    See your GP in the first instance if you've already got something, and the NHS may take care of it for you (whilst we've still got one). If not, then you'll probably have to ask in your local area, or be specific on here about which town you live in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twirly View Post
    See your GP in the first instance if you've already got something, and the NHS may take care of it for you (whilst we've still got one). If not, then you'll probably have to ask in your local area, or be specific on here about which town you live in.
    I'm afraid in my experience the NHS aren't interested in potential future injuries - I've asked before if I could see a physio about a recurrent overuse injuries that wasn't flaring up at the time.

    I'm in Sheffield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twirly View Post
    Does anyone's ever come back?
    God, I hope not!

    It was a nightmare! I think you need to religiously do calf stretches before and after dancing especially and keep a golf ball handy, so you can massage and stretch your insteps, whilst watching TV or on the PC
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    I do! Not 100% of the time, but most of it. I try to do calf stretches every day, dancing or not. I use a tennis ball rather than a golf ball though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twirly View Post
    I'd love to know how many dancers have had to have prescription orthotics - there seem to be quite a few of us!
    I did have but that was before dancing!
    In the Army I saw a sports physio who prescribed them to help my lower back problems and they did.
    Trouble is that they were great in Army boots, but they could ruin a new pair of trainers in less than 2 weeks, so I haven't used them again since leaving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lory View Post
    God, I hope not!

    It was a nightmare! I think you need to religiously do calf stretches before and after dancing especially and keep a golf ball handy, so you can massage and stretch your insteps, whilst watching TV or on the PC
    Calf and insole stretches - thank you, that's useful information.
    (I happen to do those daily anyway - but I might start doing them more often now!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by meghann View Post
    I'm afraid in my experience the NHS aren't interested in potential future injuries - I've asked before if I could see a physio about a recurrent overuse injuries that wasn't flaring up at the time.

    I'm in Sheffield.
    My advice is to ask your GP's advice about your problem rather than tell them you need to see a physio. They should give you advice and should refer you to a physio if that is necessary. But they might give you other advice or refer you to a different specialist.

    My general advice with GPs is to keep going back until your problem goes away. Most GPs take the view that the problem is solved it the patient stops presenting. Your job as a patient is to keep presenting until you get an effective treatment or the problem resolves itself.

    Your GP should be more interested in prevention than treatments. If they are not interested in helping prevent injury they are not a good GP - find a new one, it's really easy, just go to your newly chosen GP and ask to register, they'll do the rest.

    How do you chooose a new GP? Ask around.

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    Re: Which dance trainers?

    ok ive a question
    i have had two pairs of bloch stealths which sadly are not available any more
    both are getting to the stage of being worn out so i need to replace them
    i have tried various other shoes and nothing matches them so far

    any ideas???

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    Quote Originally Posted by martingold View Post
    ok ive a question
    i have had two pairs of bloch stealths which sadly are not available any more
    both are getting to the stage of being worn out so i need to replace them
    i have tried various other shoes and nothing matches them so far

    any ideas???
    Go on to ebay. I did this about a year ago and brought a stock in my size as I also have no idea how I'm going to manage without my Stealths. The problem is that most of the sizes are now sold

    There's still some Stealths available and they're just £19 including postage. Here's an example. However, for this particular lising there's only children's sizes and size 10 available http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JAZZ-DANCE-TRA...item95032c8df5

    It looks like there's also some size 6.5, 7 and 7.5 Stealths on other ebay listings.

    Like Martin, I'd love to hear from someone who has successfully replaced their Stealths

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twirly View Post
    I'd love to know how many dancers have had to have prescription orthotics - there seem to be quite a few of us!
    I was having quite of lot of pain in my feet a while back - and was having to bind them up (I think it was to stop the arches collapsing but I can't exactly remember) every time I went dancing.

    My physio said I might need orthotics and then Rachel Martino - one of Cat Wiles's West Coast Swing UK crew - told me to stop dancing on my toes. The problem went away all on its own

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